The World’s Largest Truckstop Is Right Here In Iowa And You’ll Want To Visit

Iowa has some amazingly large things. The world’s largest frying pan is in Brandon. The world’s largest grain silos are in Albert City. The world’s largest strawberry monument is in Strawberry Point. The world’s largest rocking chair is in West Amana. The list goes on. So, it’s no surprise that you’ll also find the world’s largest truckstop in Iowa.

On the eastern edge of Iowa and near the small town of Walcott, Iowa 80 Truckstop — also known as The World’s Largest Truckstop — offers all of the sights, sounds, and entertainment you’d expect from such a place. Some people call it “a trucker’s Disneyland.” The World’s Largest Truckstop hasn’t closed its doors, even for a minute, since it opened in 1964. It’s a small city, and you’ll want to visit.

For more information, visit the Iowa 80 Truckstop website.

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Address: Iowa 80 - The World's Largest Truckstop, 755 W Iowa 80 Rd, Walcott, IA 52773, USA
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World's Largest Truckstop In Iowa

April 07, 2022

What are some interesting roadside attractions in Iowa?

If you love roadside oddities, Iowa is the place to be. The Hawkeye State is full of whimsical and downright strange roadside attractions to make your next road trip extra memorable.

Stop by Audubon to visit Albert, the World’s Largest Bull, who towers over the streets of Audubon at 28-feet tall. He weighs 45 tons, is made mostly of steel and concrete, and was built in 1964 as a replica of a “perfect” Hereford bull. If you push a button at the information kiosk beside Albert, he’ll tell you his story along with some fun facts.

In Avoca, visit the Volkswagen Beetle Spider, a real Volkswagen suspended in the air by eight metal legs, resembling an enormous spider, sitting in the middle of nowhere next to a cornfield. Because why not? The Volkswagen Beetle Spider has recently been joined by a metal dragon and dinosaur sculptures to keep it company.

And if you can’t get enough of bizarre sculptures, be sure to check out L.J. Maasdam’s Wheel Art in Lynnville, a towering sculpture of wagon wheels welded together and extending upward into the sky. The story goes that Maasdam built it when he was 90 years old, after collecting the wagon wheels for years.

Visit this guide to learn about more unique roadside attractions in Iowa.

What are some other unique things to see in Iowa?

From one of the most crooked streets in the world to the Field of Dreams featured in the 1989 film, Iowa has no shortage of interesting sights to see. Walk along the Davenport Skybridge, a cable-stayed bridge with glass walls, trippy neon lights, and an observation deck overlooking the Mississippi River. Or take the Fenelon Place elevator, “the world’s steepest, shortest scenic railway.”

Wondering what else to explore in Iowa? Visit our guide to uncovering Iowa’s best attractions.

Address: Iowa 80 - The World's Largest Truckstop, 755 W Iowa 80 Rd, Walcott, IA 52773, USA